Software License Management

Achieve Compliance and Optimize the Usage of Licenses

Software Inventory Report

With software compliance rules getting stricter, it has become crucial for IT administrators to ensure that unlicensed software is not a part of their organization. Identification of unlicensed software during a software license audit will not only result in the organization shelling out huge amounts but it will also damage the reputation of the enterprise. Software license management entails the following:

  1. Up-to-date inventory of all commercial applications used in a network
  2. Mapping each installation to the purchased license
  3. Ensuring that there are no unlicensed installations within the network
  4. Monitoring the usage of these applications to determine whether the licenses are being used efficiently
  5. Cutting down costs by uninstalling applications from systems where it is not being used
  6. Renewing licenses based on software usage statistics

Desktop Central's Software License Management feature empowers you to carry out all the above mentioned activities in just a few clicks and helps keep software licensing issues in your company at bay. Here's how:

Up-to-date Software Inventory

Desktop Central scans the network periodically to ensure an up to date software inventory. This is done via asset scanning, which can be configured daily, weekly or monthly according to your requirements. The data is then stored and can be viewed in the form of reports with details about software along with the usage metrics for each computer/user.

Achieving Software License Compliance

Desktop Central allows you to record license information of commercial software used at your enterprise. You can input details like the application name, manufacturer, version, number of licenses purchased, date of purchase, and expiry of the software. Desktop Central agent residing on the client machine scans for various software details. This information is sent to the Desktop Central server and verified with the inputs recorded earlier.

You can also make use of Schedule Software Inventory Scanning to identify the software license compliance level at your organization. The scheduler can be configured to run on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending upon your preferences.

Software License Reports

Desktop Central helps simplify software license management using special reports. They are:

  • License Compliance Report:This is a detailed report on the software that are in compliance, over licensed, and under licensed.
  • Licenses to be renewed Report: This report provides the list of software whose licenses have to be renewed soon. Results can be generated for a specific time frame.

Based on the software metering and the usage statistics, you can decide whether or not to renew the licenses.

Software License Compliance Alerts

You can configure email alerts and stay informed on the Inventory dynamics in your organization. Alerts can be generated to notify:

  • Non-compliance of software licensing policy (over licensed or under licensed).
  • When software is being used post its license validity.
  • When the software license usage falls below a specified limit (75% by default)